(IAAC) Alpha CVn, Double Star, Refl. 4.25" f/7.9

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Observer: Bernhard Rems
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-06-07, 21:10 UT
Location: Bergstetten, Austria (47N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 6.2 later on, this was late dawn
Seeing: 2 - good
Moon up: no
Instrument: Reflector 4.25" f/7.9
Magnification: 35x
Filters used: none
Object: Alpha CVn
Category: double star
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 2.9,5.6 Sep.: 19.4, Pos: 2290
RA/DE: 12h56m   38.320
Description: No problem whatsoever splitting this nice pair with the 26mm
Plossl. Both stars are of white color. Just east is another fine but dim
pair (8.0, 8.5mag, Sep. 35") called "Struve 1702". It forms a triangle with
two faint field stars. Worth a look once a while.


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